Turning faith into action for peace

CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression.

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Inclusive, multi-faith, spiritually guided peacemaking. We approach injustice from a spirit of faith and compassion.

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CPT accompanies and supports our partners in their local peacemaking work in situations of violent oppression.

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Committed to undoing the structures of oppression that feed violence, both in society and within our organization.

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Why we should advocate for defunding police

6 July 2020
Over the past few weeks, the U.S. and other countries, including Canada, have seen mass protests led by Black activists against police brutality. It has been a long time coming.

“We are unable to go outside freely and without fear”:  Civilian impacts of the new military bases on Zine Asterokan

29 June 2020
Report: The construction of new military bases by the Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces near the town of Warte in March 2020 and the following Turkish Air Force cross-border bombardments of the area in April and May are escalating local residents’ fear of further violence and a possible outbreak of war in the region. 

CPT’s Peacemaker Corps training POSTPONED indefinitely

26 June 2020
Due to the uncertainties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, Christian Peacemaker Teams has POSTPONED INDEFINITELY the Peacemaker Corps Training originally scheduled to take place from 12 November – 11 December 2020.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Enough is enough—CPT’s Administrative Director shares why she is attending protests

22 June 2020
In response to George Floyd's death people across the world have joined demonstrations calling for an end to police brutality and declaring in a unified voice, "Black Lives Matter." Muriel Schmid, CPT's Administrative Director, has been attending demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky. Below is an interview with her. 
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Colombia

Accompanying small farming and mining communities caught in the crossfire of decades of war and, more recently, hyper-development. Partnering with local human rights organizations. Highlighting the effects of a conflict that has permeated urban social structures through organized crime, trafficking, and displacement from rural areas.

Iraqi Kurdistan

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Partnering with mountain village and shepherd communities that peacefully resist displacement and destruction caused by cross-border military operations. Accompanying human rights defenders and civil initiatives standing against oppression. Documenting impacts of violence on civilians and advocating locally and internationally for change.

Palestine

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Supporting Palestinian-led, nonviolent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. Documenting human rights violations in occupied Palestine. Partnering with local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and educating the international community to help create a space for justice and peace.

Turtle Island Solidarity Network

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CPT's Indigenous Solidarity work is now carried by the Turtle Island Solidarity Network (TISN), which shares resources and takes action to support Indigenous Solidarity efforts across Turtle Island (North America). CPTers who are members of TISN take part in actions, workshops, and presentations focused on reconciliation, undoing settler colonialism, and training settlers in US and Canada to understand and participate in Indigenous Solidarity.

Aegean Migrant Solidarity

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Partnering with local and international organizations committed to solidarity with refugees who are nonviolently defending their human rights. Reporting on the inhumane living situations in the military-run refugee camp Moria. Accompany refugees in nonviolent protests against unfair treatment. Monitoring vessels on the Aegean Sea, and welcoming refugees as they newly arrive on Lesvos after the perilous crossing. The team is based in Lesvos, Greece.